Lillies €7m expansion to be shelved if nightclub laws change

Publican Oliver Hughes is putting a €7 million expansion of Dublin nightspot Lillie’s Bordello on hold because of proposed changes to nightclub closing times.

5th July, 2008

Publican Oliver Hughes is putting a €7 million expansion of Dublin nightspot Lillie’s Bordello on hold because of proposed changes to nightclub closing times.

The Intoxicating Liquor Bill 2008, which was being debated in the Dail last week, proposes that all late-night bars and clubs will close at the same time – 2.30am from Monday to Saturday, and 1am on Sundays.

Previously, nightclubs could stay open until 3.30am on a special theatre licence. Nightclub...

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